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Gujarat is the westernmost state in India and its capital is Gandhinagar. Its largest city is Ahmedabad. Gujarat is home to the Gujarati speaking people of India.Gujarat was a part of the Harappan civilization. Gujarat is home to Hindu saints of all castes.

Gujarat is the main producer of tobacco, cotton, and groundnuts in India. Other major food crops produced are rice, wheat, jowar, bajra, maize, Tur, and gram. Gujarat has an agricultural economy; the total crop area amounts to more than one-half of the total land area.

Dwarkanath Temple in Dwarka is one of the important temples dedicated to Krishna.Palitana Temples are a complex of Jain temples situated 51 km south west of Bhavnagar. Somnath Temple located in the Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval in Saurashtra, on the western coast of Gujarat, India, is one of the twelve Jyotirlings (golden lingas) or symbols of the God Shiva.

Around more than 1000 festivals are celebrated in Gujarat–the state is known as the land of fairs and festivals.Some of the fairs and festivals are Bhavnath Mahadev Mela,Dangs Darbar,Chitra — Vichitra Mela,Dhrang Fair,Trinetreshwar Mahadev Fair.

Gujarat has 4 National parks and 21 sanctuaries which include: Nal Sarovar, Anjal, Balaram-Ambaji, Barda, Jambughoda, Jessore, Kachchh Desert, Khavda, Narayan Sarovar, Paniya, Purna, Rampura, Ratanmahal, and Surpaneshwar.

[Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gujarat]

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